Why Would There Already be Content On A Domain I Just Purchased?

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I purchased a domain to forward to a Clickbank product earlier this morning, but there already appears to be content on the domain similar to the content you find on parked AdSense domains. I'm not sure why this would be the case as I registered the domain as new via purchasing it from Go daddy. I proceeded to set up the domain to forward but am still taken to a page with content on it.
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    I'm taking a wild guess here, but maybe the servers haven't updated yet? Or... have you tried clearing your cache to see if for whatever reason your still being displayed the old page after forwarding it?

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    • Profile picture of the author andrealhendrick
      My thoughts exactly. Until the name servers get setup you usually see a park page.
      Originally Posted by BloggingPro View Post

      I'm taking a wild guess here, but maybe the servers haven't updated yet? Or... have you tried clearing your cache to see if for whatever reason your still being displayed the old page after forwarding it?

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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Until the nameservers that you chose resolve, it is most likely your hosting parked page. You did change the nameservers, right?
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Chrisbroholm View Post

      You've got spyware on your computer
      It almost certainly has nothing to do with this at all!

      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      Until the nameservers that you chose resolve, it is most likely your hosting parked page.
      This.

      It sounds like the default page that your registrar/host uses, Jon. You just need to change the DNS, to point the domain-name at your hoplink, I think (and then wait for the change to propagate)?
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      • Profile picture of the author MP80
        At the risk of getting it wrong here..

        You're just doing a redirect, right?

        If so, you won't need to do anything other than forward the domain.

        (Which you've already done.)

        Allow an hour or so for it to take effect, and you should be sweet.
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        • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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          Originally Posted by MP80 View Post

          At the risk of getting it wrong here..

          You're just doing a redirect, right?

          If so, you won't need to do anything other than forward the domain.

          (Which you've already done.)

          Allow an hour or so for it to take effect, and you should be sweet.
          But he first needs to change the nameservers to his host, add the domain with Add On Domain, and then do the redirect. It takes time for some domain names to resolve after changing nameservers. I've had some take as much as 2 days. Most are very quick, but some take longer.
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          • Profile picture of the author MP80
            Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

            But he first needs to change the nameservers to his host, add the domain with Add On Domain, and then do the redirect. It takes time for some domain names to resolve after changing nameservers. I've had some take as much as 2 days. Most are very quick, but some take longer.
            Lol, did we just post at the same time? (See previous answer ) He doesn't need hosting if it is just a redirect. For that, he can (must?) use GoDaddy's nameservers. In my experience, the redirect hasn't taken more than a few hours, but you are correct about it taking up to 2 days.

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            NOTE: Forwarded domain names can take up to 24-48 hours to activate.
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          • Profile picture of the author onSubie
            Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

            But he first needs to change the nameservers to his host, add the domain with Add On Domain, and then do the redirect. It takes time for some domain names to resolve after changing nameservers. I've had some take as much as 2 days. Most are very quick, but some take longer.
            He doesn't have to do that if he is just redirecting the domain to his offer. He can simply redirect right from GoDaddy. Just choose "Mange Domains" -> choose registered domain ->"Forward Domain" and enter your hoplink. Then GoDaddy will do the redirect and you don't need a host.

            If he has already done this and saved the settings correctly, then it is likely just a delay in the GD Forward/DNS update.

            If it doesn't update in 24 hrs, he should check to make sure all his domain settings are correct in GoDaddy.

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            • Profile picture of the author TheArticlePros
              Originally Posted by onSubie View Post

              "Mange Domains" -> choose registered domain ->"Forward Domain"
              Hey Mahlon...when did GoDaddy start offering domains with the mange on them? Do they sell the medicine to get rid of it?

              roflmao!! Sorry...I couldn't resist.

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            • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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              Originally Posted by MP80 View Post

              Lol, did we just post at the same time? (See previous answer ) He doesn't need hosting if it is just a redirect. For that, he can (must?) use GoDaddy's nameservers. In my experience, the redirect hasn't taken more than a few hours, but you are correct about it taking up to 2 days.

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              Originally Posted by onSubie View Post

              He doesn't have to do that if he is just redirecting the domain to his offer. He can simply redirect right from GoDaddy. Just choose "Mange Domains" -> choose registered domain ->"Forward Domain" and enter your hoplink. Then GoDaddy will do the redirect and you don't need a host.

              If he has already done this and saved the settings correctly, then it is likely just a delay in the GD Forward/DNS update.

              If it doesn't update in 24 hrs, he should check to make sure all his domain settings are correct in GoDaddy.

              Mahlon

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              D'oh ... forgot about that little trick. Never tried it before. I always add my domains to my hosting and then redirect them.
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      • Profile picture of the author Chrisbroholm
        Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

        It almost certainly has nothing to do with this at all!
        Really?

        Admittedly I couldn't know, but after having experienced it at least twice then that would be my guess listening to the op.

        I wish I could remember what the name of the problem was, but its gone now. Maybe It'll return later.
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    • Profile picture of the author MP80
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      You did change the nameservers, right?
      If the OP is forwarding/masking, then he uses GoDaddy's nameservers.

      He does need to select 'Update my DNS setting to support this change' though (after entering his hoplink.)
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  • Profile picture of the author Deepak Media
    Your DNS may have not been updated.

    Go to command prompt and type in ...

    ipconfig /flushdns

    Then reset the cookies and history in your browser and try again. It should work.
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    • OP: If you're not familiar with domains and nameservers, this is going to all sound like gobbledygook.

      Rather than trying to figure out which of the replies are correct here, call GoDaddy support: (480) 505-8877. I've always found them very helpful.

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  • Profile picture of the author bloodyuber
    maybe your DNS wasn't updated yet or maybe you haven't set an A record
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  • Profile picture of the author Jon Tees
    It seemed like a parked page but was very atypical of those used by Hostgator. It had a lot of relevant ad sense style stuff pertaining to the domain name. The matter has since been resolved but it was as though the previous owner of the domain (if there was one) parked it somewhere as a method of monetization and this was never updated even after their ownership of the domain lapsed and I eventually purchased it.
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